Y-CAN Network – A paid program for young men of color, ages 16-21, in the International District
August 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Youth Community Action Network
A paid program for young men of color, ages 16-21, in the International District (87108)
Build leadership skills. Strengthen self-awareness. Get involved in the International District. Learn how to engage with and in your community. Develop a project to lift up your neighborhood. Work with other young men to support your peers.
Youth Community Action Network (Y-CAN) is a paid opportunity to learn and take action – to better yourself and your community. It is part-time and short-term.
Y-CAN is part of a new collaborative called Making Connections: International District (MC:ID). MC:ID is a place-based initiative that seeks to engage, connect, cultivate, and activate young men of color in the International District to act to enhance your community in ways you see fit.
Y-CAN is made up of bi-weekly gatherings with other young men of color from your neighborhood. It will take place in the International District and at field sites throughout the Southeast Quadrant of the city. Together you will get to know one another and community leaders while learning and practicing identity, leadership, community, social justice, organizing, reflection and improvement. Y-CAN will culminate in a young men of color group-designed project, funded by MC:ID, to improve mental and emotional wellbeing for young men in the International District. As a group you will work together to make this project a reality.
For more information contact Project Manager, Everette Hill, at 505-585-1487 or makingconnectionsID@gmail.com
Meetings are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm